COVID Updates

New Letters of Understanding, UWOFA relief fund

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Updates from UWOFA and around the world of higher education

Collective Agreements

Get the facts from the source. View both faculty and LA agreements

Survey sheds light on needs of equity-seeking members

The responses highlighted potential barriers to employment opportunities that may be experienced by groups beyond those already designated by the federal Employment Equity Act (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and people of colour). The data will be used to inform recommendations on how to update the university’s Employment Equity Guide.

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UWOFA urges Western to place climate action at the core of the next Strategic Plan

UWOFA is recommending that climate change action be at the core of Western’s new strategic plan. This will require a strengthened, data-driven strategy for reducing Western’s GHG emissions, one that is critical to preserving a healthy Earth for the entire Western community and future generations.

Stephen Pitel receives Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award

Pitel has taken on a variety of roles within the structure of UWOFA and has completed them with an unerring attention to detail and calm professionalism.

Tom Murphy Memorial Award presented to Tess Hooks

Tess Hooks has received UWOFA's Tom Murphy Memorial Award for her exemplary hard work and commitment to the union's aims.

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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.